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'Keep the Tennessee River Watershed Beautiful Month' Results Were Remarkable

22,276 Pounds of Trash Pulled, 8 Proclamations and 25 Award Winners Across Four States
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October was recognized as ‘Keep the Tennessee River Watershed Beautiful Month’ across the four states of Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky—and there was quite a bit to show for it!

The results of the month’s celebrations include 22,276 pounds of trash removed, eight proclamations by four governors and four mayors, and 25 award recipients recognized in the 1st annual Ripple Effect Awards presented by Yamaha Rightwaters™.

Xylem Watermark Expands Impact Efforts With First Large-Scale Mexico Project

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Nine million people in Mexico do not have access to potable water and another 10.2 million people lack basic sanitation infrastructure in their homes. Access to clean water affects children the most, with many missing school due to water-related illnesses. Through Xylem Watermark’s partnership with Planet Water and the Flex Foundation, 10 primary schools in Aguascalientes, Mexico recently received clean water access through community-based water filtration systems and hygiene education programs.

Cultivating Student Scientists to Improve Water Quality of Indian River Lagoon

Edie Widder, Ph.D., CEO and Senior Scientist, Ocean Research & Conservation Association
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This blog is one in a series  focused on the impact of coastal restoration in mitigating the effects of pollutant runoff in vulnerable waterways, leading to harmful algal blooms. These environmental organizations, supported by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation,  are on the front lines of our nation’s water quality issues. This series highlights their important work. 

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This blog is one in a series  focused on the impact of coastal restoration in mitigating the effects of pollutant runoff in vulnerable waterways, leading to harmful algal blooms. These environmental organizations, supported by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation,  are on the front lines of our nation’s water quality issues. This series highlights their important work. 

Keep America Beautiful Partners With Earth Day Network on 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

National Nonprofit to Support Earth Day Network’s Great Global Cleanup 2020 During the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup
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STAMFORD, Conn., October 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful® and Earth Day Network, the global coordinator of Earth Day, today announced a partnership to promote the iconic organizations’ respective missions to keep America – and the world – clean, green, and beautiful as the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22, 2020) approaches.

Securing Clean Water for the Future

By Carol Kauffman Nowlin, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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For the past several decades, threats to America’s water bodies have been on the rise. From harmful algal blooms choking water intake pipes in Toledo, Ohio, to the erosion and degradation of shoreline in coastal areas, the safety of our water is at stake.

ACTIVATE the Global Citizen Movement to Tackle the Global Clean Water Crisis

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People want to drink clean water even more than they want to breath clean air. But 1-in-10 people around the world still lack access to clean drinking water.

HP Sustainable Forest Cooperative is Restoring and Protecting Our Forests

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More species of plants and animals live in the forest than any other land habitat. 1.3 million people depend on forests and trees for things like employment and forest products. This is why HP is partnering with World Wildlife Fund to restore, protect and conserve 200,000 acres of forest in China and Brazil.

Download the HP Sustainable Forest Cooperative infographic featuring more data and resources. 

Creating a Rain Forest in the Pacific Ocean

SCE’s Wheeler North Reef expansion project will build 374 acres of habitat for residential fish and marine life near San Clemente.
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by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom

Watch the reef expansion here 

DANA POINT, Calif.—When Jenny McGee goes to work each week on a derrick barge floating about a mile off Dana Point, it not only feels like home, it is home.

A Chip Off the Old Block…Boeing Benefits From Geology Genealogy

Boeing environmental scientist is a restoration "rock" star
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Katie Moxley’s mom placed a rock hammer in her hand at age 10. It felt right. Little did she know that geology tool would end up chiseling her future as an environmental leader at Boeing.

Moxley went on to become a geologist and is now a Boeing restoration “rock” star in the Puget Sound. It all started with her mother, an elementary science teacher with Seattle Public Schools, introducing her young daughter to geology while taking extra science courses at the University of Washington.

Why We Advocate

4 ways Symantec’s Corporate Responsibility team advocates for a safer and more sustainable future
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By Tess Hetzel, Corporate Responsibility Manager

Living in Washington, D.C., “advocacy” is a word I hear every single day. Being a good corporate citizen means engaging with public policy, as local, state, and federal laws affect our employees, partners, and customers. Many of our stakeholders care not only about Symantec’s commitment to and track record on issues like climate change and diversity, but also about how we’re speaking out on these issues and mobilizing action.

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